This past Saturday was maybe the worst game Hudson Clark has played as an Arkansas razorback all season. Texas A&M was able to expose his matchup and make big plays.
Last Saturday, The Arkansas Razorbacks played Texas A&M on Halloween night, and it was definitely a scary sight. The Aggies offense torched the Arkansas secondary al night after Jalen Catalon was ejected due to a targeting call.
Coach Pitman addressed the issues on Tuesday to the media during media availability, and said there were a couple of missed assignments and blown coverages. Another issue he addressed was the tackling.
All of these issues had something to do with redshirt freshman Hudson Clark, and a few of them were on the defense as a whole. Nonetheless, i believe that Hudson Clark can use this game as a reality check.
Hudson Clark’s first few games at Arkansas
Just in his first few games at Arkansas, Hudson Clark has put on a clinic at the corner back spot. He has shown his ability to get takeaways and lockup receivers.
In his game against Ole Miss, Hudson Clark had three interceptions, while also matching up against a top SEC receiver in Elijah Moore. Hudson Clark has showed out, and even earned himself a scholarship.
In four games, Hudson Clark has 23 total tackles. along with three interceptions and one pass deflection. As a redshirt freshman, that is pretty Impressive.
Hudson Clark’s Reality Check
Hudson Clark has been playing very well. However he did get lit up a few times this past Saturday. There were a few blown coverages.
I do not know whose idea it was to put Hudson Clark on Jalen Wydermyer in man to man, but it did not work out. Wydermyer blew past Clark a few times, and even scored a touchdown on Clark in the first half.
In another man to man situation, Hudson Clark got beat by Chase Lane on an outside curl route that turned into an even bigger play because of the missed tackling. There were a few other runs very similar to that one as well.
Hudson Clark can have a very bright future at the corner back spot, but he does need to clean some sloppy things up. If he can get his man to man pressure down, while also becoming a better tackler, Clark can be a big time player.